Such changes are possible due to the new method of governance of extension of the bloc. It happened after the EU stopped the opening of the negotiations on the membership of North Macedonia and Albania. The representatives of France state that these countries have not reached enough progress in holding reforms, which aim the fight against corruption.
The European Commission offers the state-members to make more systematic contributions in the entrance process. They will also have a possibility to analyze and control the common progress. The EU believes that it will allow to make the entrance process more predictable and dynamic.
In case of the approval, the new methodology will be applied to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and North Macedonia.
On February 1, the United Kingdom was no longer a member of the European Union. The Brexit agreement entered into force at midnight on January 31 Central European Time.
As we reported earlier, the visa-free regime will be implemented for UK citizens in Ukraine. However, it will be temporary; it is supposed to expire on January 30, 2021.
Ukraine's visa talks with Britain might begin in a year. British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons explained that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had issued a decree on visa waiver for the British, as international agreements will remain in force, but internally Britain will no longer be a member of the European Union after Brexit.